Posted by: Terry | August 9, 2011

You cant add an hour or a dollar by worry

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?  (Matthew 6:27 NIV)

Not only can you not add a single hour to your life, but you can not add a single dollar to your 401K by worry. Once again we are reminded of the fragility of world economics as the Stock Market took another dive.

Fear is normal in the face of financial loss and uncertainty for the future. Faith is extraordinary because it recognizes that our security is not in the frailty of the worlds systems and plans, but is founded in the consistency of God and his promise to provide.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
(Matthew 6:33-34 NIV)

Today will have enough troubles and fears – so God first, prudence in budgeting, and confidence that God will work it all out to his Glory which is our ultimate best, that is faith.

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Responses

  1. There is a fine line between worry and concern. When we are concerned we pray for God’s guidence, wisdom and discernment. We do what He guides us to do, and commit the outcome to Him.

    • True, but it is a very fine line, and many use the word concern when what they are really doing is worrying. With God in control even concern can be doubt. There is precious little about planning for tomorrow in the Bible and a lot about taking it one day at a time. Prudence says I do what I know I need to do today, and let God worry about tomorrow.

  2. I felt so freed when I FINALLY “absorbed” and put into practice (to the best of my ability since practice is a constant effort!) the very idea that when I worry I’m really competing with God. What a concept, eh? Acceptance of that fact, all by itself, threw me further into the heart of God. COOL! Thanks, Terry! Another wonderful blog post!


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